Missing the Moments

So focused
on my stress
I must
unless I change
I dare regress
to so much less
and I start
missing the moments:

My daughter’s
“I love you daddy!”
My son’s
“Hey dad!”
A kiss on the cheek
and a squeeze of my hand
from the woman bound to my soul

Gone in moments.
I never did understand
why I needed to stop.

Don’t want to miss another moment.
Don’t want to watch the time vaporise by.
Don’t want to let this go
and miss the moments
that take up
that shape up
that make up
I am.

© The Drummer Poet


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